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The conventional ethical codes which regulate human relations are transcended only in the sense that an even higher, more austere code is now imposed upon him from within. Those would-be mystical sects which history has recorded not infrequently--ones that claim a wider moral freedom than others because they claim to be nearer God, and then proceed to actions which bespeak the gratification of unloosed baser desires--deceive themselves, betray mysticism, and lead others astray.

-- Notebooks Category 16: The Sensitives > Chapter 3: Philosophy, Mysticism, and The Occult > # 24

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